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PREDIL

PREDIL is a European LLP project, in the field of ICT and gender.

Project owner: Chiara Bramani

Project staff: –

Period: December 2008 to November 2010

Funding agency: Europen Commission – LLP

Website: http://predil.iacm.forth.gr

The ICT sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in the world economy, and it is essential that the EU builds on current excellence to become a dominant player, worldwide. A skilled workforce is an essential prerequisite. At present, the take up of ICT-related careers by women is very small; this has two important consequences. First is the loss to the economy of the talents of a significant part of the potential workforce; second is the direct economic implications for women, many of whom are excluded from very well paid jobs.
PREDIL’s central concern is on the harmonization of societal needs and pedagogical practices.

PREDIL is built on the premise that evidence based gender sensitive pedagogical methods and teaching approaches can be catalytic in increasing both the quality of educational provisions and pupils’ motivation in STEM related fields. In light of that the project’s goal is to increase understanding into the processes that underpin the great imbalance in take up of ICT by boys and girls at school and university level and on such a base to develop a coherent and comprehensive gender sensitive pedagogical strategy supported by a self reflective (diagnostic and self-observation tools) framework for in-service teachers in order to address and remedy the imbalance.
PREDIL is to be carried out by an eight member consortium (Greece, France, UK, Spain, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland –being a silent partner) in a period of twenty-four months and in the frame of seven interrelated work packages.